New Delhi: On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan today, a Pakistani lady Qamar Mohsin Shaikh will be tying Rakhi on PM Modi’s wrist.
She came to India as she got married to an Indian painter and has been living here for 36 years. She also told ANI that, she did not have any relatives around except for her in-laws. Soon after she came here, Qamar met a man who would go on to become her ‘brother’.
“I met him during one of my visits to Delhi with my husband who is a painter. His nature is very nice. He would often meet me, hit me on my back with love and ask ‘Kaisi ho behan’. I have been tying him rakhi for past 36 years,” she narrates.
PM Modi, who was an RSS worker when she first tied him a Rakhi. “It was the auspicious day of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ and when I approached him with a Rakhi and he gladly accepted it,” Qamar remembers. She also said that Modi has invited her to Delhi this year as well.
However, she will not be the only one to tie a rakhi on PM Modi’s wrist today.
A special programme is organised at the five-century-old Gopinath temple in Vrindavan, where widows will visit the prime minister’s residence in Delhi.
Madan Jha, media in-charge of Sulabh International, a non-governmental organisation, taking care of 1,000 widows in Vrindavan, said, “Tomorrow, on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, 5 widows from Vrindavan will visit the prime minister’s residence in Delhi and tie rakhi to him.”
Around 1,500 hand-made rakhis would be given to the prime minister
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